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National Youth Advisory Board Holds Executive Retreat in DC

On March 8th and 9th, our National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB) met in Washington, DC for their annual Executive retreat. Thanks to the generous contribution of mark., A Division of Avon Products, our NYAB Executive members were able to meet in person to discuss board governance, draft an outreach plan for the next year, discuss the success of Respect Week 2014 and select five new members who will be joining the board this summer.

Guest speaker Andrea Gleaves, Training and Outreach Specialist with the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, discussed best practices for youth leadership and shared some new ideas awareness and outreach activities. Over two days of workshops and discussions, the Executive Team came together and agreed to use what was learned to improve the operation and leadership of the board.

Hear what our NYAB Executive Team members had to say about the retreat:

“My favorite part of the retreat was having the time to really analyze where we were at and make plans with actual deadlines and roles for this next year.” – Melissa, Board Chair

“Our productivity in two days was leaps and bounds above anything we’ve done in the past year, and I think the personal connectivity was a major playing in that.” – Kristen, Board Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager

“My favorite part of the retreat was the accomplished feeling I got at the end of each day. We had a lot of items packed into our agenda but we were able to meticulously work through everything.” Nicole, Board Activities Liaison

We look forward to what this amazing group of individuals will do in the upcoming year!